HRA Among First Round of People Worldwide to Receive COVID-19 VaccinePosted By HarborChase on December 11, 2020
VERO BEACH, Florida – December 11, 2020 – Harbor Retirement Associates will make the COVID-19 vaccine available to associates and residents at all HarborChase communities (not the general public). All residents will be eligible to receive the optional vaccine. All associates are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine in an effort to continue to combat the spread of COVID-19.
HRA associates and residents will be a part of Phase 1a for the COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine will be administered in two doses, 28 days apart. Depending on state regulations, availability and health guidelines, individuals may receive the vaccine from either Pfizer or Moderna. Phase 1a will make the vaccine available to residents and associates upwards of 6 months before access to the general public.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on December 1, 2020, ACIP made recommendations on who should be offered COVID-19 vaccination in the initial phase of the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program while there is limited vaccine supply.
The CDC continues to state: “When a COVID-19 vaccine is authorized by FDA and recommended by ACIP, vaccination in the initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program (Phase 1a) should be offered to both 1) healthcare personal and 2) residents of long-term care communities.” Harbor Retirement Associates and residents are categorized as the demographic of individuals who meet the requirements to receive the initial phase of this vaccination.
HarborChase communities initially identified a taskforce who immediately conceptualized a strategy to offset the COVID-19 outbreak including how to manage the virus should any resident or associate become infected. The community exceeded recommendations provided by the CDC including social distancing, masks, increased sanitization and the use of PPE (personal protective equipment.) HRA also created the HarborChase Pledge of Love to continue to exercise the same CDC recommendations for associates to exercise outside out of the workplace.
Harbor Retirement Associates own and operate 36 Assisted and Independent Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care and Transitional Memory Care communities across 13 states, with more coming soon. All communities lead with unparalleled hospitality, premium amenities and our award-winning Life Enrichment program. For more information, please visit www.harborchase.com.